Creating a positive impact on the world and solving some of its most complex problems requires strong collaboration between promising students and leading scholars. That was the message of the 212th meeting of the Alumni Council, held in Hanover May 12-14.
Through an update on the College by President Philip J. Hanlon ’77 and sessions focused on experiential learning, humanitarian engineering, global health, and international security, representatives to the Alumni Council learned what Dartmouth is doing to create lasting change on a global scale.
CNN’s Jake Tapper ’91 served as keynote speaker, drawing parallels between his time at Dartmouth and his work as a journalist covering today’s most relevant topics. As the anchor of “The Lead with Jake Tapper” and “The State of the Union,” Tapper shared insights on covering and analyzing the 2016 presidential election.
See highlights of the 212th Alumni Council meeting.
Dartmouth’s Alumni Council carries on a tradition set forth in 1913 to create a representative group to guide and direct Dartmouth alumni affairs, and to serve as liaison with the College. Alumni Council returns to Hanover twice a year to better understand the state of the College and share alumni sentiment. Today 125 members represent classes, geographic clubs, graduate schools, affiliated groups, students, and other members of the alumni body.
“As much as alumni councilors follow developments at Dartmouth from home, there’s no substitute for getting to Hanover and engaging with students, faculty, President Hanlon and the Dean of the College and members of the board of trustees,” says Alumni Council President Jennifer Avellino ’89. “This allows councilors to share first-hand observations with alumni around the world and better understand where the College is headed in the future."
See photos from the Alumni Council dinner.